Center for Discovery

  • West Coast Floater Therapist

    Job Locations US-CA-Pleasanton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/7/2018 4:53 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    About Center For Discovery

    Center For Discovery has a 20-year legacy of transforming lives by promoting health, healing and hope to our clients and their families.  We are a national leader in behavioral healthcare and offer world-class treatment for eating disorders, mental health and substance abuse conditions.  We serve adolescents and adults in both residential and outpatient settings. It is our mission to create a transformative therapeutic experience aimed at profoundly and creatively facilitating behavioral, emotional and spiritual growth.  We place a high priority on providing an environment that supports an unlimited capacity for learning, and we seek qualified individuals who share our passion for improving the lives of those we serve. Center for Discovery is a subsidiary of Discovery Behavioral Health.


    Benefits of Working at Center For Discovery

    At Center For Discovery you will have the opportunity to work closely within a team of professionals consisting of eating disorder and mental health experts, all dedicated to promoting lasting health and healing.  Supervision and guidance are provided on total client care and therapeutic milieu management, as well as career growth and personal development oversight. You will develop an individualized growth plan which will help you develop your professional skills and career objectives.

    Additional benefits include:

    • Full medical, dental, vision, life, disability and supplemental benefits including FSA and 401K
    • Paid sick time, vacation days and paid holidays
    • Team-building exercises and activities
    • Monthly birthday celebrations
    • Annual BBQ company event and holiday party


    The Position

    The West Coast Float Therapist helps to support outpatient programs across the West Coast as census dictates.This is a full-time position requiring travel to other facilities and taking caseloads in various programs. The therapist is a therapeutic guide journeying with the residents/clients on their road of recovery - from admission to discharge. The therapist provides clinical assessments and contributes insightful, practical and meaningful information to the development of treatment plans. Therapists orient new clients to the treatment program and make introductions to other staff as well as other program participants. Each therapist carries a caseload and provides clinical treatment in the form of, but not limited to, individual, family and group counseling. As a member of the treatment team, the therapist meets weekly in collaborative fashion with the rest of the team to discuss their cases. Licensed clinicians (Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW, LPC, etc.) and registered interns who possess knowledge of dual diagnosis, eating disorders and/or chemical dependency. Clinicians must be licensed or registered in the state to which the program they are applying for.


    • Ideal candidate will preferably be located in the Greater San Francisco area.
    • The Therapist must possess Masters or Doctorate in appropriate field with Licensure. Center for Discovery utilizes MFT and LCSW interns and psychological assistants under the supervision of an appropriate Licensed Independent Practitioner. 
    • The Therapist must have at least one year in acute care, residential treatment, PHP/IOP or closely related experience.
    • The Therapist must have proved proficiency in PT role or part time Program Therapist role.
    • Clinician must be willing to get licensed or registered in multiple different states.


    • Completes the Biopsychosocial assessment within one day of admission (parent and/or resident components**)
    • Completes the Comprehensive Treatment Plan and Integrated Treatment Summary within three days of admission
    • Identify weekly treatment goals and write contracts relative to individual client needs
    • Write and facilitate the Discharge Summary
    • Individual psychotherapy sessions, 3 times weekly for each client
    • Conjoint family psychotherapy sessions at least once each week.
    • Facilitate professional groups as assigned.
    • Facilitate Multifamily and Alumni groups
    • Interface with insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial certification and continuing stay certification as required.
    • Meets with each resident in individual session as clinically indicated, provide psychotherapeutic interventions, to thoroughly educate each resident to the CTP and its intent, target dates, and revisions.
    • Is appropriately accessible to family members.
    • Conjoint family therapy is scheduled at least once each week to address issues related to the resident’s family experience.  The therapist ensures that each family member is fully educated to the CTP, its goals and methods and the resident’s discharge plan. It is key that the family know how to approach and implement all discharge recommendations.
    • Meets with residents within twenty-four hours of admission to establish therapeutic rapport.
    • Facilitates group therapy, workshops, and educational groups as directed by the program schedule.
    • Assesses suicidality and possibility for danger to self or others.
    • Charts each resident’s progress throughout the treatment experience.
    • Charts after each individual, group, and family session.
    • Educates each resident as needed.
    • Begins and ends groups timely.
    • Creates a written plan for continuing care (DC plan) and discharge summary.
    • The Therapist attends all treatment planning meetings, all treatment review and goals setting groups, in-service training’s, and general staff meetings and clinical retreats. 
    • The Therapist “oversees” the daily treatment experience of each of his/her resident clients.  
    • The Therapist may provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence. 
    • Required to travel to other facilities and take caseload in various states/programs.


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